It’s a hot summers day and you’re dressed to the nines in your building gear but every time you lean down, a trickle of sweat rolls down your forehead and into your eye, annoying right? Well, what if we told you there are ways to keep cool in the summer without breaching safety legislation and still wear your uniform? You’d be happy right? Some might even say you’re as cool as a cucumber?
The company Erogodyne has some pretty nifty cooling products, especially in the head area. From bandanas to headbands, hard hats and triangle hats, their inserts use an evaporative cooling technique to tame heat for up to 48 hours. They also specialise in wrist sweatbands, cooling vests, hydration packs and something called “High Performance Cap” that also fits under a hard hat.
There is also the Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad – which is a cooling towel. Catchy name right? And what this does is it absorbs eight times its weight in water so you can wrap it around your neck or head – the advantage is that is has longer evaporation than other towels and you can rewet it whenever you need to.
There are also products from Cool Gear to help you stay hydrated with their water bottle that you can freeze – it is also free of PVC, BPA and Phthalates and includes a flip up drinking straw and a gel filled freezer rod to keep your water cold.
It’s not just your head and your neck that need to stay cool, it’s your feet also. So why not invest in some Men’s Coolmax Lt Hiker Crew Socks as they cushion the ball and heel of your foot while the ventilation panel helps to keep any unwanted moisture at a low.
There are always tips and alternatives to help you stay cool in Summer, but always remember to drink water regularly and stay hydrated!